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Saturday 25 March 2017

England's dwarf-throwing exploits reach Hollywood

ENGLAND'S infamous night at The Altitude Bar in Queenstown is continuing to make the headlines, even being indirectly referenced at The Golden Globes awards at the weekend.

Dwarf actor Peter Dinklage scooped the best supporting actor award for 'Game Of Thrones' and, during his acceptance speech, mentioned Martin Henderson, a British dwarf who was the victim of a random throwing incident recently.

Henderson, who has been forced to use a zimmer-frame since he was picked up and thrown to the ground when having a smoke outside a pub on his birthday, attributed the 'copycat' attack to the publicity Mike Tindall and his team-mates received after their visit to the dwarf-throwing bar during the World Cup.

"The England players had been in trouble for going to a dwarf-tossing event and this might have given this guy the idea," said Henderson.

"It is a very, very good thing to be mentioned at The Golden Globes awards, I just couldn't believe it."

Irish Independent

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